With Miss Marvel now behind us, we’ve got plenty of concept art and ideas revealed to us that reveal a different direction the character could have gone in. So let’s talk about Kamala Khan’s yellow brick road powers. So I think most of you know how concept artworks. It is concept art because it is in the conceptual stage of coming up with ideas. So all sorts of things are posted out there to try to figure out what to do.
Kamala ended up having crystallized some sort of embiggen.
I think, but not really powers. But as it turns out, one concept was very different. She would have had weird yellow brick road powers that you can see quite clearly extend. From her bangle. And it’s going down and forming a path that she was gonna slide on, I think. Because that’s what it looks like. Very interesting because you can tell that parts of it are disconnected, like she’s making a obstacle course, so she would have been able to envision all sorts of things and constructs and then slide and jump around on them.
You know, I think this definitely would have drawn a lot more Green Lantern comparisons, if you ask me then what we ended up getting, which is almost nothing like Green Lantern, if I could be real with you. And the one thing I love about this that also ticks me off is you can tell. They’re very early on. They decided we’re not doing embiggen, so they had concept artists come up with all these crazy ideas. So she’s not stretching.
And again, I get it, that’s not the direction you want to go in, but it’s very interesting to just see what this is like. And considering all the complaints and, you know, doubt that many people had in regards to how they were going to make her powers look anyway, the fact that we got something that actually works in the context of what they were going for makes me think that this right here. Yeah, probably. Would not have worked as good as what we got, and would have drawn way too many criticisms and comparisons because it’s the first thing I thought when I looked at this.
So again, you see these ideas and you can kind of, with your own mind, make up a story of why you think they didn’t do it, and it’s probably correct. And ultimately I’m glad we didn’t get this, but a part of me still thinks that we’re eventually going to see some sort of version of this somewhere. Probably one of the mutants when they come in, they’ll just give them this because they already kind of have ideas of how to do it.